Dec 31, 2017

Sweet Summer (Este MacLeod, Melissa Shirley and Gail Ettinger)

Gail Ettinger has finished stitching the model of the Este MacLeod design called "Sweet Summer."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs as they are the distributors for Este MacLeod art canvases.  Contact Gail directly to find out how to get her stitch guide.

Dec 29, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

Twelve Days of Christmas Ornament Set (Julie Mar and Sandy Slunecka) UPDATED

Sandy Slunecka just announced on Facebook that she has finished the guides for the first, second and third Days of Christmas and is nearly done with days four, five and six.

The set is from Julie Mar and the guides are available exclusively from Barbara's Needlepoint.

Dec 25, 2017

Woodsy Santa (Mary Lake-Thompson and Patricia Sone

Melissa Shirley Designs shows off "Woodsy Santa," one of Mary Lake-Thompson's artworks, beautifully stitched by Patricia Sone.

Your favorite shop can order this beauty and Patricia's guide for you.

Dec 24, 2017

Barbara's Limited Edition 2016 Santa (Barbara's Needlepoint and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Barbara's Needlepoint shows off their 2016 Limited Edition Santa (available only from the shop) stitched by Carolyn Hedge Baird.

You can still order the the stitch guide from the shop although apparently the Santa is sold out.  They do not have a website but you can reach them via their Facebook page.

If you don't have a Facebook account, you can call them in Souix Falls, South Dakota at 650/367-9050.

Dec 23, 2017

The Elizabeth Turner Nativity Stockings Set

Fredna has finished all four of the Nativity stockings from The Elizabeth Turner Collection.  She used stitch guides from Julia Snyder.

Your favorite shop can order the canvases from The Meredith Collection (the new name for Elizabeth Turner) and ask Julia Snyder for the guides.

Dec 22, 2017

The Way (Zecca and Ruth Schmuff) UPDATED

Ruth Schmuff has a new stitch guide available for Zecca's "The Way."  If you find this enchanting, follow the link to Ruth's online shop to make this your own.

UPDATE:  Here is Monica's version stitched but not framed yet.

Dec 21, 2017

Needlepoint Too Stitch Guides

Susan of Needlepoint Too has posted photos of a dozen Christmas canvases on Facebook that have free guides if you buy the designs from the shop.  The canvases are from Raymond Crawford, Danji and Funda Scully.

Dec 20, 2017

Poppies (Sandra Gilmore and Stitch by Stitch Larchmont)

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY posted this nearly finished "Poppies" from Sandra Gilmore on their Facebook page.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris, which is Sandra's distributor, while you can pick up the guide at Stitch By Stitch.

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 16, 2017

Stitch Guides from Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota

Just in time for Christmas I've discovered that Needlepoint Studio of Sarasota has a page of their stitch guides, all written by the shop owner, Vickie Yohe.  You can have fun exploring here.

Dec 15, 2017

Angie Angel (Kimberly Design)

Kimberly is going to write stitch guides for all her canvases that don't have them already.  This is great news if you love trying all sorts of unusual things as Kimberly is very inventive in her stitching.  The first of the new guides is for her "Angie Angel."

Follow the link to Bedecked and Beadazzled, Kimberly's distributor, to pick up the canvas and guide. The shop will even kit it out for you if you ask!

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

Long Santa (DC Designs and Suzie Vallerie)

Suzie Vallerie just posted a new stitch guide for DC Designs' "Long Santa."  Use the right side arrow to see the model.  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Contact Suzie via her shop, the Enriched Stitch, to pick up a copy of the guide.

Dec 10, 2017

Sugar Skull (Earth Art International, Danji and Jill Rigoli)

Jill has just finished stitching this Earth Art International design for Danji and the stitch guide is now ready as well.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide for you by contacting Danji.

Dec 8, 2017

Mr. & Mrs. Bell (Raymond Crawford and Virginia Barney)

Look what Jinny stitched!  The Mr. and Mrs. Bell from Raymond Crawford!

The canvas and her stitch guide are available from but I do not know if it is included with the canvas or costs extra.  The shop will be able to tell you.

Dec 6, 2017

Fruit and Flowers Bowl (Diane Ulmer Pederson and Amy Bunger)

Jan has finished her Diane Ulmer Pederson still life —it is titled "Fruit and Flower Bowl" — and posted a lovely photograph of the framed piece on Facebook.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you from Painted Pony Designs or you can get the canvas and/or threads when you order the stitch guide from Amy Bunger.

Dec 1, 2017

North Pole Express (Burnett and Bradley)

If you love trains, you'll want to check out Burnett and Bradley's "North Pole Express" ornament, beautifully stitched by the team.  Click on the link to go to the store to pick this up. The stitch guide comes with the canvas and you can order the threads used in the guide as well.

Nov 30, 2017

The Robin Family (Charley Harper and Terry Christopher Castillo)

Dorothy shows off her framed "Robin Family" from Charley Harper.  This was stitched using Terry Christopher Castillo's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the design from Meredith Collection, which distributes Charley's artwork on needlepoint canvas.  You can get the guide straight from Terry herself.

Nov 28, 2017

The Moth (Meredith Collection)

This beautiful moth is from the Meredith Collection.  The stitch guide by Meredith Willett herself, will be available shortly.  Ask your favorite shop to order for you.

Nov 27, 2017

The Turkey (Labors of Love and Stacy S. Brown)

Mark Young just posted a photo on Facebook of this magnificent stand up turkey from Labors of Love, stitched by Stacy S. Brown.   I think Stacy's guide is available from Nimble Needle in Atlanta but your favorite shop can find that out for you.

Nov 26, 2017

Cookies and Cocoa Stocking Cuff (A. Bradley)

Ashley Bradley showed off her Cookies and Cocoa stocking cuff on Facebook.  She has a stitch guide available for this delicious design, too!

Your favorite shop can order this for you from A. Bradley Needle Arts.

Nov 24, 2017

Rose Purse (Lani and Tony Minieri)

Marge just finished her Lani purse with roses using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

The canvas can be ordered from Lani by your favorite shop and you can contact Tony to get his stitch guide.  Here it is made into a lovely pillow.

Nov 22, 2017

Steph Highlights Amy Bunger Models

Steph and her stitching friends like to visit Amy Bunger's shop for a three day Cooking Up a Canvas class.  She shows off some recent finishes using Amy's guides with a big range of canvases.  Have fun exploring!

Nov 18, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

BeStitched Offers Video Stitch Guides

Due to popular demand, BeStitched is going to offer two of their video-enhanced stitch guides to the general public.  These were created for classes at the shop.  "Oz Girls" is a Sandra Vargas design distributed by Ruth Schmuff.

"Decisions, Decisions" is a Sandra Gilmore piece, distributed by Fleur de Paris.

Your favorite shop can order the canvases for you or you can ask BeStitched for the canvas and/or the threads listed in their guide.  There are plenty of options available!

Nov 14, 2017

The Barn Owl Ornament (Nenah Stone and Carolyn Hedge Baird)

Polly just finished this barn own from Brenda Stofft using Carolyn Hedge Baird's stitch guide.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Nenah Stone and of course you can get the guide from Carolyn.

Nov 12, 2017

Holiday Basket (Ewe and Eye plus Tony Minieri)

Meredith has finished her Holiday Basket from Ewe and Eye and Friends, using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Finishing was arranged by the Edwardian Needle.

Nov 10, 2017

Palm Beach Lady (Barbara Russell and Tony Minieri)

Alice has finished her fabulous "Palm Beach Lady" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  The canvas is available from Rittenhouse Needlepoint who own the Barbara Russell line.

Nov 8, 2017

Julia's Gingerbread House (Julia's Needleworks and Tony Minieri)

Elizabeth has finished her gingerbread house (from Julia's Needleworks ) using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.  Use the right side arrow to see all three photographs of all the pieces.

Looks good enough to eat!  Nice stitching, Elizabeth.

Nov 6, 2017

The Heartstrings Nativity Set (Heartstrings and Lea A. Peacock)

This twelve piece Nativity set is from Heartstrings, and was stitched by Lea Peacock.  The stitch guides are available from Lea.  Use the right side arrow to see all four photos of the set.

Contact Lea via Facebook's Messenger service for further information about the guides.

Nov 4, 2017

Enriched Stitch's Latest Stitch Guides

The October 2017 shop newsletter for Enriched Stitch shows off the latest stitch guides available from the shop from Becki Gebhardt, Suzie Vallerie. Aggie Aspinwall, and Mary Susan Muirhead.

Nov 3, 2017

The Gingerbreads (Leigh Designs)

Leigh Design's November Surprise release is a set of eight cute gingerbread men—all with stitch guides!

They are small pieces on 18 count and fast to stitch.  If you want to "bake" gingerbread men for Christmas, click on the photo of the plain painted design and see what the talented team of Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick, Carolyn Taggart and Suzie Vallerie have come up with!  Here's what Suzie has to say about them.

And here is a better look at Pat's gingerbread men.

Oct 31, 2017

A Haunting We Will Go (Melissa Shirley Designs and Beverly Churchfield)

Melissa Shirley shows off Beverly Churchfield's finished model for "A Haunting We Will Go."

Contact Aristeia Needlepoint to pick up Beverly's guide and the threads.  You can also ask the shop to get you the canvas or your favorite store can order it from Melissa Shirley Designs.

Oct 30, 2017

Abstract Reindeer And Bears (Melissa Prince Designs and Patricia Sone)

Patricia Sone has updated her blog list of available stitch guides.  She's also included her latest piece, a wonderful abstract reindeer and bird for Christmas.  I think this might be available as a class.

UPDATE:  Suzy Vallerie has done a stitch guide for the Abstract Bears in this Melissa Prince series.  Contact Enriched Stitch to get this guide.

Oct 29, 2017

Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Fun with Brenda Stofft and Robin King

In celebration of Halloween. Robin has done three new Brenda Stofft guides for Brenda's "Witch on Pumpkin," "Black Cat" and "Dancing Witch."

Your favorite shop can order any of these canvases from Brenda Stofft while you can pick up the accompanying guide from Robin herself.  Just make sure you eat plenty of candy corn!

Oct 27, 2017

Robin Goes Southwestern

Robin King lists all the Southwestern guides she's done for Quail Run's shop and their Southwestern designs—and more!  Note that the newest designs won't be ready until after the September class Robin is doing there.

The breadth of their designs is amazing and Robin can handle them all.

Oct 26, 2017

Zombie Tonic Bottle (Kirk and Bradley with Amy Bunger)

Kirk and Bradley (formerly Kirk and Hamilton) has added a fun new poison bottle to their collection and Amy Bunger's just finished a stitch guide for it.  You can see the canvas and the supplies and get a glimpse of the guide here.

Oct 25, 2017

Blue Pots and Yellow Peony (JP Needlepoint and Tony Minieri)

Josie just finished her "Blue Pots and Yellow Peony" using Tony Minieri's stitch guide, except she didn't use ribbon for her peony, preferring a different look.  The canvas is from JP Needlepoint. Your favorite shop can order the canvas from JP for you while you get the guide from Tony's website.

Oct 24, 2017

Spooktacular! (Burnett and Bradley with Virginia Barney)

Virginia Barney shows off three new Halloween ornaments from Burnett and Bradley, all with her stitch guides included in the price of the canvas.  These can be ordered from  Just follow the links.

Oct 23, 2017

First Snow (Chris Roberts-Antieau, Maggie and Robin King)

Vicki has posted a photograph of her finished "First Snow" on Facebook.

The stitch guide is by Robin King and the Chris Roberts-Antieau design used to be available from Maggie but I think this canvas has been discontinued.

Oct 19, 2017

Pumpkin People (Shelly Tribbey and Gwendolyn Lander)

Gwendolyn Lander has written stitch guides for Shelly Tribbey's two Pumpkin People (H300 and H301).

Contact Gwendolyn at to pick up copies of these guides.

Oct 17, 2017

Seahorses (dede Odgen and Meredith Willett)

Jennifer just finished her seahorses piece from dede.  She used a stitch guide by Meredith Willett.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris and get the stitch guide from Meredith's shop, M's Canvashouse.

Oct 15, 2017

Oct 11, 2017

Little Bird Designs Has Stitch Guides

Little Bird Designs is starting to release stitch guides for some of their lovely canvases.

Here is a preview of more that are in the pipeline.  Your favorite shop can order their canvases and guides for you.

UPDATE:  More designs are in the pipeline, which you can see from their new website blog.

Oct 9, 2017

Last Tango (Tapestry Fair and Tony Minieri)

Denise showed off her "Last Tango" on Facebook recently.  This piece is a Tapestry Fair design, based on Manuel Salas' artwork and stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.

Oct 5, 2017

A Quiet Place (Linda Carter Holman, Melissa Shirley and Sherry Bray)

Sherry Bray has posted a photograph of her finished model of L. Carter Holman's "A Quiet Place."  This canvas is available from Melissa Shirley Designs.  Contact Sherry for her guide.

Oct 3, 2017

Robin King Does Zecca Stitch Guides

Robin King is starting to do short profiles of the stitch guides she's done on her blog.  The nice thing is Robin has photographs of some of the Zeccas she's guided all finished, too!  That is a wonderful touch.  We all know Robin does great guides that are very clear but we also love knowing exactly what we will get.  So go explore what Robin has done in collaboration with some lovely Zecca designs.

Oct 1, 2017

Free Guide for Pepperberry's Joy Snowman (Virginia Barney)

Virginia Barney just published a free stitch guide for this darling Pepperberry snowman on her blog.  If you don't have the canvas already, you can pick it up at (which is where Jinny works) or your favorite shop can order it from Pepperberry for you.

Sep 28, 2017

Little Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Past Times Needlepoint has announced that the stitch guide for Mary Engelbreit's "Little Mermaid" is for sale at the shop.

The guide is from Mary Ann Davis, who owns the shop.  They can sell you the canvas or your favorite shop can order it from Painted Pony Designs which distributes Mary Engelbreit artwork on needlepoint canvas.

Danji's Holly Leaves

There are photos of some of Danji's new Holly Leaf holiday ornaments on Facebook.  These all come with free stitch guides, probably from Jill Rigoli.

Sep 26, 2017

The Grizzly (Earth Art International and Jill Rigoli)

By the time you read this Jill Rigoli of Danji should have finished writing up her stitch guide for Earth Art International's "The Grizzly."

Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide from Danji, which distributes Earth Art International's work.

Sep 24, 2017

The Princess and the Pea (Tony Minieri)

This long Princess and the Pea canvas was stitched using Tony Minieri's stitch guide.

This was worked during classes with Tony at Edwardian Needle.  Check with the shop for the canvas and stitch guide.

Sep 23, 2017

Touching Earth (L. Carter Holman and Patricia Sone) UPDATED

Patricia Sone has posted a photograph of her beautiful "Touching Earth," from L. Carter Homan's artwork, distributed by Melissa Shirley Designs.  It is my favorite Linda Carter Holman piece and Patricia handled it magnificently.  Her stitch guide is available if you have this ready to go.

I understand Sherry Bray has done a stitch guide for this piece as well.  Contact either lady to pick up her guide.

UPDATE:  Now Rhea McCutchen Irish is preparing a stitch guide for this beauty.

Sep 20, 2017

Janice Holden Stitch Guides

Janice Holden Designs is a one-woman creative needle art operation.  Janice designs all sorts of things, from painted canvases to custom quilts to painted accent tables.  You can browse her creative pieces at her Etsy shop, Coastal Cottage Studio.  And there are stitch guides by Janice for some of her needlepoint canvases.  Have fun checking her out, particularly if you want something different from what you see in the homes of all your stitching friends.

Sep 18, 2017

Melissa Prince Guides from The Enriched Stitch

The Enriched Stitch loves Melissa Prince designs and have done stitch guides and kits for many of them.  Suzie has listed all the Melissa Prince models they have stitched which have guides available here on the shop blog.

Contact Enriched Stitch to pick up the guide and kit.

Dancing with the Stars - Tango (Julie Mar and Sharon Quick)

This lovely Julie Mar and Friends design has been beautifully stitched by Sharon Quick.  Contact Sharon via her Facebook page to get your own copy of her stitch guide.

Sep 17, 2017

Hanging Birds (Zecca) UPDATED AGAIN

Ruth Schmuff is turning Zecca's new Hanging Birds into kits with stitch guides using the stitches Karen Hennessy used as she stitched these beauties.  Karen owns Zecca so you know you are seeing the artist's vision for the threads and stitches.

You can order the first pair on the Bedecked and Beaddazzled website. There are six birds but they come two to a canvas.  Ruth will sell the canvas, guide and/or thread kit, too.  The other two sets will be available from Ruth soon.

UPDATE:  Pair number two!

UPDATE #2:  The last pair!  These make quite a statement when they are finished together.

Sep 16, 2017

City of Lights and London Rooftops (Abigail Cecile and Becki Gebhart) UPDATED

Enriched Stitch just posted a group of photos of the Parisian landscape by Abigail Cecile that is called "City of Lights."  The canvas is available from the shop or your favorite store can order from Fleur de Paris who is Abigail's distributor.

It appears to be an amazing piece of stitching.  The stitch guide is available at the shop and the companion piece, "London," will be available as a guide shortly.

UPDATE: Becki has finished the Rooftops of London.

UPDATE #2:  Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont has a stitch guide for the Rooftops of Manhattan, written by Mary Ellen Winnicki.

Sep 15, 2017

Sun and Moon Phases (Brenda Kooler, CBK Needlepoint and Robin King)

Robin King proudly shows off a student's rendition of Brenda Kooler/CBK's "Sun and Moon Phases," stitched using Robin's guide.  Contact her to get a copy.

Sep 14, 2017

Witchy Women UPDATED

The latest series from Leigh Designs, just released at Destination Dallas 2017, is "Witchy Women."  As Leigh herself puts it, "Elegantly mysterious, the sorceress practices her black magic, or white, as suits her mood. She's a Witchy Woman, altering anything in her path with a snap of her fingers!"

As always with Leigh, there are eight designs in the series, and five have stitch guides already.  You can see the models by clicking on the photo of any witch with "stitch guide" under her picture.  Don't miss Circe's stunning silver jewelry and beaded cape (Pat Miller), Nyla's amazing blackwork skirt and shredded sleeves (Sharon Quick), Belladonna's astounding feathered headdress and beaded belt (Jane Wood*), Serafina's puffed sleeve jacket and amazing veiled hat (Suzie Vallerie), or Drusilla's amazing robe with beaded trim.  Each is gorgeous!

Your favorite shop can order these from Leigh Designs and get the stitch guide there as well, assuming that there is one for your favorite Witchy.

*Note that Belladonna is my stitching,  Just FYI.  We do full disclosure here!

UPDATE:  Here's a better look at Circe' who has the lovely purple gown.

UPDATE #2:  Here's a better look at Serafina, particularly her detailed beading.

Sep 11, 2017

Skunk with Amaryllis (Scott Church Creative and Julia Snyder)

Gloria has posted a photograph of her finished "Skunk with Amaryllis" by Scott Church, distributed by CBK.  This cutie was stitched using a Julia Snyder stitch guide.

Gloria says that Needle Orts in Alamonte Springs, Florida has the guide available.

Sep 10, 2017

Woodland Fox (Jennifer Brinley, Maggie and Gina Liuzzi)

The lovely fox wearing a red scarf from Jennifer Brinley at Maggie has been stitched using Gina Liuzzi's stitch guide and a photo posted on Facebook by Charlene.  Nice job!

Contact Gina about the guide and/or canvas at A Stitch In Time Needlework.

Sep 8, 2017

Sep 3, 2017

Ginger (Rachel Donley and Erin Clark)

Erin has just finished up Rachel Donley's "Ginger" and she is fabulous!

Erin Clark's stitch guide is available.  Contact her via her Facebook page or contact Rachel Donley Designs for the guide.  Erin is starting to work on the boy version of this canvas and there will be a guide available for that, too.  

Aug 25, 2017

4th of July Patchwork Star (Fancy Carole and Gina Luizzi)

Just learned there is a Gina Luizzi stitch guide for Fancy Carole's "Fourth of July Patchwork Star."

You can get the guide from Gina herself by using her Facebook page or by contacting A stitch in Time Needlework in California.

Aug 23, 2017

Imagine (Laurel Burch, Danji and Tony Minieri)

Tony Minieri Designs just posted a finished "Imagine" from the creative mind of Laurel Burch on Facebook.  This was stitched by Sarah using Tony's guide.

Your favorite shop can order this canvas from Danji and you can pick up the guide from Tony himself.

Aug 21, 2017

Chaise Lounge and Chandelier (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint shows off Shelly Tribbey's canvas of a chaise lounge and chandelier.  This was stitched using Shelly's stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas and guide straight from Shelly herself.  Use the right arrow to see five more closeups of this beauty.

Aug 19, 2017

Squid and Whale (Charley Harper and Laura Taylor) UPDATED

Laura Taylor's stitch guide for Charley Harper's "Squid and Whale" is now available for both the 13 count and 18 count version of this classic design.

Your local shop can order the canvas and guide for you (The Meredith Collection has the rights to distribute Charley Harper designs) or you can email Laura at if you have the canvas tucked away at the bottom of your sea of stash already.

UPDATE:  I'm told Sherry Bray also has done a stitch guide for this design but I am unable to find a photograph of it.

Aug 18, 2017

Barbara's Bunnies (Barbara's Needlepoint and Angie)

Barbara's Needlepoint has some lovely custom rabbit designs, and many of these come with Angie's stitch guides.   Call the shop or contact them via their Facebook page for more details.

Aug 16, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Barn (Mary E. Charles, Painted Pony and Lynn Elbert plus Sharon Quick)

Lynn has just finished stitching the model for Mary Charles' "Yellow Pumpkin Barn."  Her stitch guide is now available.

Contact Lynn via her Facebook page.  Sharon Quick also has a guide for this piece which you can get by contacting her.  Here is her model.

The design can be ordered by your favorite shop from Painted Pony Designs.

Aug 15, 2017

Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Labors of Love and Nilguin Gencsoy)

Carol just posted photographs of her Mr. and Mrs. Claus (designs by Labors of Love) on Facebook.  She used a stitch guide by Nilguin Gencsoy of Always Stitching in Fort Lauderdale.

I'm sorry I don't have contact information for either Nilguin Gencsoy or Always Stitching, which doesn't appear to have a website.

Aug 12, 2017

Robin King Patriotic Update

Robin King has updated her blog with a series of newly available guides, all with a patriotic theme.  There is a class listed as well.  Robin teaches a lot and usually after the class the guide is available.

This isn't the complete list, of course.  Check the tab labeled "Stitch Guides by Robin King" just under the header on her blog to see what treats Robin has tucked away for your stitching pleasure.

Aug 10, 2017

Pumpkins (Mary Lake-Thompson and Patricia Sone)

Susanne just finished her "Pumpkins" using a guide by Patricia Sone.

This is a Mary Lake-Thompson design, available from Melissa Shirley.  You may be able to get the guide from Melissa as well.  Just ask Patricia Sone where the best place to pick it up is.

Aug 8, 2017

The Girls from Oz (Sandra Vargas and Ruth Schmuff)

Sandra Vargas has redone her Girls from Oz into six little portraits, each with their own Ruth Schmuff stitch guide.

These are available from Ruth's shop. Just follow the links to have your own Wizard of Oz set.

Aug 7, 2017

The Black Swan (Ellen Giggenbach and Eleanor Marquis)

The latest stitch guide from Bedecked and Beaddazzled is for Ellen Giggenbach's "The Black Swan."

This canvas is distributed by Ruth's shop and Eleanor Marquis' stitch guide comes with the canvas.  Of course the shop will kit it out for you if your stash isn't the size of Texas.    Contact Bedecked and Beaddazzled for more information.

Aug 6, 2017

Santa and his Sleigh (Liz, Tapestry Tent and Diane Bosworth)

Margie has just finished her Liz stocking showing Santa in his sleigh.  This was done using a stitch guide by Diana Bosworth.

You can pick up the guide from The French Knot in Texas and the canvas is available for order by your favorite shop from Susan Roberts.

Aug 4, 2017

Boo (Melissa Shirley and Cynthia Stroud Pigg)

The Melissa Shirley "Boo" sign has a stitch guide by Cynthia Pigg of Fancy Stitches in Texas.  Here is Kathy's version, all made up at Marlene's.

Contact the shop to pick up the guide and the canvas if you don't have it already.

Aug 2, 2017

Cat with Yarn Ball Flowers (April Murphy, Maggie and Cynthia Thomas) UPDATED

April Murphy's "Intoxicating Bouquet"  has been beautifully stitched by Cynthia Thomas.  The guide will be available shortly.  Your favorite shop can order from Maggie, who distributes April's artwork on needlepoint canvas.

UPDATE:  Here it is framed with a Deux Bijoux Bijoux custom frame.

Jul 30, 2017

Eleven New Guides from Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has done another of her famous embellishment weekends.  There were eleven new canvases this time, which means eleven new guides.  There won't be full photos of any of these until the eleven stitchers finish them, but you can get a glimpse of Ruth's plans here.  It's fun to browse with the bonus that you may fall in love with one of the designs.  Have fun!

Jul 28, 2017

The Pink Chaise Lounge (Shelly Tribbey)

Garden Gate Needlepoint just posted photographs on Facebook of a charming pink chaise lounge chair from Shelly Tribbey.  The stitch guide is by Shelly as well. I don't know if it comes with the canvas but Garden Gate can tell you.

Jul 26, 2017

Autumn Silhouette (MAP Designs and Sharon Quick)

Sharon Quick has just finished the stitch guide for "Autumn Silhouette."  Her guide is available from her directly and your favorite shop can order the lovely fall tree straight from MAP Designs.

Jul 23, 2017

Heart Mermaid (Mary Engelbreit and Mary Ann Davis)

Mary Ann Davis of Past Times Needlepoint posted progress photos on her "Heart Mermaid," a Mary Engelbreit design.

Mary Ann is writing a stitch guide for this.  Contact her at the shop to pick up a copy.  If you don't have a favorite shop, Mary Ann can also get the canvas for you from Painted Pony Designs, Mary Engelbreit's distributor.

Jul 22, 2017

Challah Cover (Sew Much Fun)

Norma's lovely challah cover is a design by Sew Much Fun, with Cindy Saltzman's (co-owner of Sew Much Fun) stitch guide.

Contact Sew Much Fun for the canvas and guide.

Jul 21, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

Susan Roberts' Nutcracker (Pat Dettman)

Pat Dettman's stitch guide was used to stitch this awesome thirty inch tall Santa nutcracker from Susan Roberts.  Thanks for posting your photo, Bettie.

Jul 19, 2017

Angelika (Otto Agular and Pat Miller) UPDATED

Pat Miller's stitch guide for the Otto Agular portrait of "Angelika" is ready!  Look at those feathers!

You can contact Pat to get her guide and your favorite shop can order the canvas for you from Purple Palm, which distributes Otto's artwork on needlepoint canvases.

UPDATE:  Angelika is back from the framer's.  She's gorgeous.

Jul 18, 2017

New Colonial Needle Rounds and Mary Engelbreit Flower (Summer 2017)

Cynthia Thomas has posted photographs of five new rounds from SOS/Colonial Needle meant for the Lee round leather items and a new whimsical flower design from Mary Engelbreit/Painted Pony Designs.

The canvases and guides are available from Colonial and Painted Pony.  Use the right side arrow in the photo to see them all.

Jul 16, 2017

Hagatha (Melissa Shirley and Amy Bunger)

Jeanne posted a photo of the front of her Hagatha witch on Facebook, stitched using a guide from Amy Bunger.

This is a double-sided Halloween design from Melissa Shirley.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa.  If you want Amy's guide, you will have to buy the canvas and/or the thread kit from her before she will sell you the guide.

Jul 15, 2017

The Orchid Fancier (Leigh Designs and Tony Minieri) UPDATED

Tony Minieri just posted two orchid pillows on Facebook, stitched using his stitch guides to two of Leigh Designs' Ming Orchid series.  Use the side arrow to see the second pillow.  They are beautiful.

UPDATE:  Here is another orchid stitched using a Tony Minieri guide.

Five Lotus Flowers (Zecca and Past Times Needlepoint) UPDATED

Past Times Needlepoint has a stitch guide and/or thread kit for Zecca's Five Lotus Flowers.  The guide is by Mary Ann Davis.  Contact the shop for details.

UPDATE:  Cindy Howland also has a stitch guide for this piece, available through Chandail Needlework in Houston.

Jul 14, 2017

Cowgirl Princess (J. Joyner and Robin King)

Nicolle showed off her finished "Cowgirl Princess" sign on Facebook.

The design is by J. Joyner and the stitch guide was written by Robin King.

Jul 13, 2017

FIsh Your (Thread) Stash (Finger Step Designs)

Finger Step Designs has a lovely ocean canvas with colorful fish that comes with a stitch guide, written to let you practice fancy stitches using threads from your stash.  It's a great introduction to thread substitutions.

Jul 12, 2017

Fishful Thinking (Charley Harper's Wife and Leona Cole)

Dee shows off her "Fishful Thinking" piece on Facebook, stitched using Leona Cole's guide.

This design was created by Charley Harper's wife, Edie Harper, and the canvas is distributed by The Meredith Collection. The bubbles on the left were painted out and pearls and Swarovski crystals substituted.  Contact Leona to pick up a copy of her guide.

Jul 10, 2017

Sky Spirits (Laurel Burch and Laura Taylor)

Nancy just finished her gorgeous "Sky Spirits," featuring a canvas from Laurel Burch and stitched beautifully following Laura Taylor's stitch guide.

The canvas is available from Danji, who distribute Laurel Burch's artwork on needlepoint canvas. Contact Laura Taylor to pick up the guide.

Jul 8, 2017

Hippity Hop (Sandra Gilmore and Laura Perin)

Bunny canvas collectors rejoice!  Laura Perin is starting to stitch Sandra Gilmore's "Hippity Hop." A stitch guide will be available through Sandra Gilmore's distributor, Fleur de Paris, or you can order the guide from Laura if you have the canvas already.

Jul 5, 2017

Good Harbor Needlepoint Has Stitch Guides in Stock

The shop has posted photos of the stitch guides they have in stock on their Facebook page.

Guides are for Raymond Crawford's "Wicked" (Anne Thornton), Needle Deeva's "Fall Basket" (Suzie Vallerie at Enriched Stitch), Needle Deeva's "Holiday House" (Owl Stitchery),  Sandra Gilmore's "Bun Bun" (Patricia Sone), Mary Engelbreit's "Flower Pot" (also from Patricia Sone), Leigh Designs' "Champagne Glass" (Sharon Quick), and Melissa Shirley's "Saguaro Table" (Laura Taylor).

Jul 4, 2017

Jul 3, 2017

Decisions, Decisions (Sandra Gilmore and Joan at PFOS) UPDATED

Joan at Pocket Full of Stitches (fondly known as PFOS here in Chilly Hollow) has written a stitch guide for Sandra Gilmore's fun "Decisions, Decisions."

Joan is now stitching this new Halloween piece so the shop blog showed off some progress photos.  If you want to join in the fun, contact Pocket Full of Stitches.

UPDATE:  Marina Perna also has a stitch guide for this fun Halloween piece.  Contact Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY to get Marina's guide.

Jul 2, 2017

Lagoon with Mermaid (Labors of Love and Robin King)

Adrienne just posted a photo of her finished lagoon and mermaid from Labors of Love on Facebook.  She stitched this using a Robin King stitch guide.

Jun 30, 2017

Floral Kimono Tapestry (Joy Juraez and Tony Minieri)

Kathy just posted this fabulous Joy Juarez kimono on Facebook.  She used a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Fleur de Paris and you can pick up the guide from Tony Minieri.

Jun 29, 2017

Two New Stitch Guides by Mary Legallet

Mary Legallet has finished two stitch guides for Bedecked and Beaddazzled that are now available from the shop.   One is Emma Williams' "Passion Flower and Birds" and the other is Zecca's "Royal Peeps."  Lovely!

Jun 28, 2017

Love You More Updates Website

Love You More has updated their website and as part of their makeover, they now add "SGA " which stands for Stitch Guide Available to any photo of a canvas that has a stitch guide!  You will have to look at the design pages, though, and I don't know if the stitch guides come with the canvas or cost extra.  This isn't available for photos on the home page.  Still, it's a nice touch.

Jun 27, 2017

Twirling on the Beach (Patti Mann and Connie Glenn Camp)

Connie Glenn Camp just finished this darling little girl twirling on the beach.  Canvas by Patti Mann. Contact Connie's shop, Nashville Needleworks, for the stitch guide and/or canvas.

Jun 26, 2017

Green Parrot (Labors of Love and Pam Lemire)

Pam Lemire at Needlepoint by Pam has just finished the model for the green parrot from Labors of Love.

Bird fanciers can pick up the guide by contacting Pam on her Facebook page.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop.

Jun 25, 2017

Bird Houses (JP Needlepoint and Mary Ellen Winnicki)

Stitch by Stitch Larchmont just posted a photo of the framed version of JP Needlepoint's Bird Houses.  Mary Ellen Winnicki did the stitch guide and the model.  Contact the shop if you want Mary Ellen's guide.

Jun 24, 2017

The Whale (Renaissance Designs and Sherry Bray)

Sherry Bray posted this great ocean canvas on Facebook.  The design is from Renaissance Designs and I think Sherry did the stitch guide.  The canvas can be ordered by your favorite shop and the guide is available from Queen Anne Stitches.  They don't have a website, but you can send them a message on their Facebook page.

Jun 23, 2017

SeaHorse (Earth Art International, Danji and Jill Rigoli)

Danji posted their recently finished model of Earth Art International's "SeaHorse" on Facebook.

The canvas is available from Danji now and the stitch guide will be available from them shortly.

Jun 21, 2017

Victorian Children (Melissa Shirley and Needle Works)

The Needle Works in Austin has posted three of Melissa Shirley's Victorian Children canvases complete with stitch guides to their shop website.  I think the guides were done by the shop although it is difficult to tell.  Girl in Blue Coat--

Boy with Wreath and Tree--

Girl with Snowball--

As I write this all three are out of stock but I am hoping that just means they have to wait for more of the canvases to arrive from Melissa Shirley Designs.  Contact Needle Works for help.

Jun 19, 2017

Jeweled Evening Bag (Lani and Susan Portra)

Jeanne is justifiably proud of her evening purse from Lani, stitched using a guide from Susan Portra.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Lani (I think it is Jeweled Evening Bag EB-3a) and you can contact Susan herself for her guide.

Jun 18, 2017

Sandra Gilmore and Tony Minieri Stitch Guides from Stitch By Stitch

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY posted thumbnail images of Sandra Gilmore canvases for which they have stitch guides.  The article also shows off their available Tony Minieri stitch guides.

I don't know who authored the guides or what the finished pieces look like.  Check with the shop for help.

Jun 17, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

Ham and Kip (Vicki Sawyer and Angie)

Angie at Barbara's Needlepoint has finished the stitch guide for Vicki Sawyer's charming "Ham and Kip."

The canvas can be ordered from Melissa Shirley Designs by your favorite shop or you can ask Barbara's Needlepoint for help getting the canvas when you order the guide from them.  The shop doesn't have a website but they have a Facebook page.

Jun 14, 2017

Sunflowers in Vase (Melissa Prince Designs and Robin King)

Quail Run just posted a photograph on Facebook of a Melissa Prince design stitched in a Robin King class at the shop.  It turned out great!

Here's another view.

Your favorite shop (or Quail Run) can order the canvas for you from Melissa Prince Designs and Robin will happily furnish the guide.

Jun 13, 2017

My Hood (Machelle Somerville and Pat Miller)

Pat just finished stitching the model of Machelle Somerville's "My Hood" in the pinks and purples version.  This piece is a master class on stitches useful for buildings.  Pat used eighteen different stitches on the houses with twenty-nine different threads to create texture. This is a great guide just to have if you stitch lots of architectural stitches.

The canvas and stitch guide are available from Fleur de Paris which distributes Machelle's designs.  Or you can get the guide only directly from Pat if you have the canvas already.

Jun 11, 2017

A Couple of Friends (Zecca and Ruth Schmuff)

Karen Hennessy created "A Couple of Friends" for a spring retreat at Bedecked and Beaddazzled.  Ruth Schmuff did the stitch guide.  The canvas and guide is available at the shop in case you need whimsy and birds in your life.  Not to mention a good time!

Threads and the rest are extra.

Jun 9, 2017

The Penguin and the Umbrella (dede Odgen and Sally London)

Are you a penguin lover?  Then this little bird out for a stroll in the rain is for you.  It's been beautifully stitched by Sally London of Rainbow Gallery and the stitch guide will come with the canvas.

Your favorite shop can order dede's canvases from Fleur de Paris, which is her distributor.

Jun 7, 2017

Guides from Queen Anne Stitches

Because Queen Anne Stitches doesn't have a website, just a Facebook page, it can be difficult for people who don't live near Santa Clarita, California to know just what the shop has to offer.

Fortunately, I've run across several Facebook photos of pieces finished using Queen Anne Stitches guides.  Here is a Melissa Shirley floral, guide by Heide Bontempo.

This tree with birds is from Birds of a Feather, guide by Sherry Bray.

Thanksgiving Parade, from Susan Roberts, was stitched using a Sherry Bray stitch guide.

Here is a 3-D pig from Tapestry Fair, using a Sherry Bray guide.

Contact the shop about getting these guides.

Jun 5, 2017

The Blessing Tree (Sundance Designs Needlepoint)

Galia just posted her finished and framed "Blessing Tree" on Facebook.  The canvas and stitch guide are both from Sundance.  Use the left side arrow for a closeup peek.

Jun 3, 2017

Stitch Guides from Flying Needle

The Flying Needle in Florida has added a page of available stitch guides to their website.  Some of the available guides are from Lee Cox but I don't know if they all are.

Sirena De Tu Corazon (Lulu My Pink Turtle and Lee Cox)

A very sharp-eyed Carolyn Hedge Baird spotted this charming mermaid at Flying Needles in Florida when she was there to teach.  The canvas, called Sirena De Tu Corazon,  is from Lulu My Pink Turtle, distributed by Ruth Schmuff.

Your favorite shop can order this from Ruth or you can talk to Flying Needles about getting the canvas and Lee's guide.

Jun 2, 2017

Summer Sips (Leigh Designs, Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart) UPDATED

Need a summer pick-me-up?  Leigh Designs just released their new "Summer Sips" series.

All eight are on view at the Leigh Designs website, and four have stitch guides available from the usual party animals—Sandy Arthur, Pat Miller, Sharon Quick and Carolyn Taggart!

UPDATE:  Here's another view of Pat's "Strawberry Daiquiri."

To see the finished models, click on any photo that has "Stitch Guide" written under it.  Anyone seen the cabana boys?  I need a mojito!

Jun 1, 2017

Best Friends (Love You More and Laura Taylor)

Louise's Needlework just posted "Best Friends, " which shows a lady and her peacock, on Facebook.  The stitch guide is from Laura Taylor while the design is from Amy Jo Design/Love You More.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas or you can ask Louise's Needlework to help you with the stitch guide and canvas (second link below).

May 31, 2017

High Tea (Ann Kagi for Patti Mann and Pat Miller)

If you like fancy hats and ladies, you'll love "High Tea" from Ann Kagi for Patti Mann Designs.

Pat Miller (AKA the Needleart Nut) has written a guide for this cutie.  Contact Pat for the guide and have your favorite shop order the canvas from Patti Mann.

May 29, 2017

Oh Joy (Kate Dickerson and Patti Filshie Hoffman)

Patti Filshie Hoffman just posted her "Oh Joy" Christmas sign (design by Kate Dickerson) on Facebook.  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Kate Dickerson for you.  Contact Patti (second link below) to pick up her stitch guide or leave a message for her at The Enriched Stitch in Connecticut.

May 27, 2017

Under Cover (Pater Adderly, Maggie and Tony Minieri)

Trudy just posted this darling dogs piece (with one cat hiding in the midst of dogs) on Facebook.  It was stitched using a Tony Minieri stitch guide.  The canvas is from Peter Adderly and distributed by Maggie.  You can get the guide from Tony's website.

May 26, 2017

Angel with Tree (Melissa Shirley and Jane Wood)

The stitch guide for Melissa Shirley's Angel with Tree, one of a series of angels available as stand ups, stockings or round ornaments, is ready!  Your favorite shop can order the canvas from Melissa Shirley Designs…

…and I will happily sell you the stitch guide!

The guide for her as a stand up can be used for the stocking and ornament as well, although you'll have to add holly leaves, a name and ornate snowflakes to the stocking on your own.  Thanks, Melissa.  She's a darling angel, as are her sisters.

May 25, 2017

Hal O' Ween (Labors of Love and Carolyn Taggart)

Do you want to stitch something special for October? Then take a good look at Hal O' Ween from Labors of Love, beautifully stitched by Carolyn Taggart.  From the tip of his green top hat to his watch fob and mismatched pants to his great jacket and greater umbrella, Hal is a fashion plate ready to answer your door Halloween.

Your favorite shop can order Hal from Labors of Love for you.  To pick up Carolyn's guide, email her or send a message via Facebook.

May 23, 2017

Old Fashioned Tree (Raymond Crawford and Michele Herron)

Raymond Crawford's "Old Fashioned Tree" has been beautifully stitched by Michele Herron of the Bristly Thistle.

Your favorite shop can order the canvas for you.  Contact Michele at The Bristly Thistle to pick up the stitch guide.

May 22, 2017

Charley Harper and Tony Minieri

Stitch by Stitch in Larchmont, NY is having a Charley Harper trunk show, so their latest e-newsletter shows off the canvases available. At the very bottom of the article there is a photo montage of all the Charley Harper canvases that have Tony Minieri stitch guides.

You can call the shop to order or your favorite shop can pick up Charley Harper canvases from The Meredith Collection, which distributes his designs now.  Then you can ask Tony Minieri himself for a guide from those shown above.

May 21, 2017

Little Red Riding Hood (Julia Snyder and Ruth Schmuff)

Ruth Schmuff and Julia Snyder have collaborated in a stitch guide for Ruth's design "Little Red Riding Hood."  This is one of a series of updated fairy tale canvases which are charming and fun.  And the threads Ruth has assembled look like a blast!

May 20, 2017

May 19, 2017

Western Santa (Past Times Needlepoint)

This gorgeous Western Santa is from Tapestry Tent and can be ordered from Susan Roberts.  The stitch guide is from Past Times Needlepoint. You can get it from the shop.  However, I am pretty sure they won't throw in a rattlesnake skin….

First time I ever added THAT disclaimer to a posting here!

May 17, 2017

Snowfall (J&J Graphics and Carol Skill)

Hingham Square Needlepoint announced they are selling Carol Skill's stitch guide for the lovely New England winter scene from J&J Graphics called "Snowfall."

Contact the shop if you want to pick up the canvas or the guide—or both!

May 15, 2017

Bird on Teal (Ellen Giggenbach and Ruth Schmuff

Ruth Schmuff has finished a stitch guide for Ellen Giggenbach's "Bird on Teal."  I don't have a model for you to see but Ruth laid out all the supplies on the canvas, so I can tell you it combines beads, metallics, specialty fibers, silks and Ruth's unique overdyed Color Dreams floche.

If you need a shot of birdsong in your life, contact Ruth's shop to order.  The stitch guide comes with the canvas.  The threads and such are extra.

May 13, 2017

Ikat Blue Mini (Needlepoint For Fun)

Needlepoint for Fun has a free stitch guide for their Ikat canvas on their website.

The canvas is color printed, not hand painted, but this makes it an inexpensive alternative for learning to follow a stitch guide.

Plus, NP for Fun shows you how to frame it!  This makes it an affordable and fun project for those who want to try a little Do It Yourself.

May 11, 2017

The Steampunk Fox (Brenda Stofft, Colour Complements, and Denise Park)

Brenda Stofft's "Steampunk Fox" has been stitched by Denise Park using some of the wonderful threads from Colour Complements in Canada.  It turned out great.  Denise is selling the stitch guide, but probably not until she finishes teaching this at Madonna Needleworks in California.

Contact the shop for further information.

If you want the thread kit, Colour Complements will package all of them for you.

May 9, 2017

Free Stitch Guide for Thumbelina's Present (JP Needlepoint and Rainbow Gallery)

Rainbow Gallery just announced that they have a free stitch guide for the charming "Thumbelina's Present," a canvas from JP Needlepoint.  The guide is from Rainbow Gallery's own Sally London and features their new Glisten thread in the turkeywork.

Here is Denise's version, stitched using Terry Christopher's stitch guide.

The canvas (which is one of a series featuring Thumbelina the cat) can be ordered from JP by your favorite shop.  Here's the stitch guide.

Here is the full version of this design, called Thumbelina and Friends.  Cynthia Thomas did the guide for Heather's canvas.

May 5, 2017

Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery Stitch Guides UPDATED

Recently Enriched Stitch has developed their own line of canvases from the artwork of Kim Leo.  You can see the available canvases on the shop website.

Now Suzie is starting to develop stitch guides for the line.  She started with this fabulous hydrangea basket canvas.  The guide will be ready about the time the canvases arrive in the shop from the painting service, ready to be kitted up and sent to your door.

UPDATE:  Here is Hydrangea framed.

I'll update this article as Suzie stitches more from the VNG line!

Apr 30, 2017

Guides from Wellesley Needlepoint

Wellesley Needlepoint has opened their new online shop, which includes stitch guides available for some of their Annie Lane and TWNC designs.